Introducing your children to a healthy lifestyle from a young age is important to make sure they stay healthy throughout life. If you also make sure to introduce them to using environmentally friendly products, then they’ll be more comfortable with those in the long run and will want to use them as adults. Because of this, they’ll be more likely to be healthy adults who help contribute to a healthy planet.
Eat Fresh Fruits and Veggies From Your Backyard Garden
Did you know that about two-thirds of American adults are overweight? Being a healthy weight is incredibly important, as it helps control things like your cholesterol and blood pressure. A healthy lifestyle has a lot to do with the foods that Americans, and particularly American adults, eat. That’s why it’s important to introduce fruits and vegetables to children at an early age. Growing vegetables yourself has a number of benefits. For one, this will lower the cost of shopping each week while teaching your children about food production. Importantly, this will also make your child feel connected to these fruits and vegetables and more likely to eat them!
Purchase Reusable Water Bottles
One of the worst things for the environment are single-use plastic water bottles, which has led to pushbacks against those bottles. In their place, people like to use reusable water bottles that don’t create as much waste. This will also help your children to drink the water that they need to stay healthy on a daily basis, making the use of reusable bottles check two boxes.
Use Sustainable Toiletry Items
Unfortunately, a lot of children don’t take their hygiene seriously enough. Brushing and flossing at a minimum of two times a day is what most dentists recommend, but it’s not what most children do. So, while you’re making sure that your kids take their hygiene seriously, also having them use sustainable toiletries is a great way to make sure that they are being green and healthy. Bamboo toothbrushes and natural toothpaste are good for the environment and healthy for your children to use.
Buy “Green” Camping Materials for a Family Weekend
Going outside and enjoy the outdoors is a great way for children to stay healthy. They get fresh air and exercise out of it while parents get memories that they’ll cherish for a lifetime. This will also give children a better appreciation for the natural world. Just make sure to use green supplies, such as sleeping bags, pillows, and camping backpacks made of recycled materials. Use a family camping trip as an opportunity to teach your kids about being green and appreciating the natural world around them.
Find a Sustainable Toy Set
Finding a sustainable toy set is a great thing to give children that will keep them both physically and mentally active. This will keep them healthy while also giving them joy in their daily lives. This is especially true for children split by divorce, as children spend an average of 277 days a year with their custodial parent. However, this sustainable toy set will let parents in the case of divorce make the most of their time together. A sustainable toy set can be brought back and forth between both houses!
Purchase Sustainable Cleaning Supplies for Your Home
Keeping your home clean is one of the most important steps in keeping everyone within it happy. Killing potentially dangerous bacteria makes everyone physically healthy. Keeping a home clean is also good for everyone’s mental health, as it will help children stay more organized and prepared to handle daily life. By using sustainable supplies to clean the home, you then don’t have to worry about potentially hazardous chemicals hurting your children or the environment.
There are so many ways to keep your children healthy while helping to build an appreciation for the environment. This is just the tip of the iceberg. So, make sure that they have all the resources necessary to fully appreciate both.